Wyo Senator Lynn Hutchings Defended By KGAB Listeners [AUDIO]
Monday morning, 2/11/19 the KGAB morning show began with the controversy surrounding senator Lynn Hutchings.
As host of the morning show I see my job as someone who gets the conversation started. Once I've offered my opinion anyone is allowed to call in and agree or disagree with me.
Once the calls began they continued throughout the entire 4 hour show with overwhelming support, from the listeners, for the state senator.
Audio of the show, edited down to mostly just the the callers, is in the video above.
A group that works to promote LGBTQ rights in Wyoming has lodged an informal complaint with the leadership of the Wyoming Senate over remarks it says were made recently by Sen. Lynn Hutchings [R-Laramie County].
Wyoming Equality says Hutchings made comments comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia to members of the Cheyenne Central High School Gay-Straight Alliance.
The students were visiting the legislature on Feb. 1 to lobby support for House Bill 230, legislation which sought to protect LGBTQ people from job and hiring discrimination. The bill died Monday when it failed to meet a deadline in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Mayor Orr posted the following on her Twitter account on Friday: "Shame on you, Sen Hutchings. We deserve better. Our youth deserve better. Bestiality is equivalent to being gay? Really?
The mayor had testified in favor of House Bill 230 before a legislative committee considering the measure.
The complaint claims Hutchings made the following statement to the students: “If my sexual orientation was to have sex with all of the men in there and I had sex with all of the women in there and then they brought their children and I had sex with all of them and then brought their dogs in and I had sex with them, should I be protected for my sexual orientation?”
You can read a copy of the Wyoming Equality letter to Senate Leadership here.
Messages to Sen. Hutchings from Townsquare Media seeking comment on Saturday morning were not immediately returned.